Thessalonians 1&2

A Biblical Response to Eric Douma – Part 4

I am responding to Eric Douma’s sermon on April 3rd 2011, “The Day of The LORD: A Look at the Imminent Day of Salvation and Judgment.” We continue. Douma claims that the term “birth pangs” in the Bible is a technical term for the day of the Lord. That is, every time it is found […]

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The Didache (c.50–c.120)

The early church consistently and vigorously taught when Christ would return he would establish his kingly millennium and rule over the nations from Jerusalem. This teaching began to be abandoned during the fourth century through the influence of the reign of Emperor Constantine, Eusebius’ Ecclesiastical History, Augustine’s writings, and the third century theologian Origen whose […]

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The Didache: The Very First Commentary on the Olivet Discourse in Church History

The following is a brief note on the very first commentary in church history on the Olivet Discourse, which corroborates the biblical veracity of the prewrath position. Prewrath eschatology affirms that the Bible teaches expectancy, not imminency of our Lord’s return. We believe that Christ could come back in any generation of the church, not […]

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One Biblical Reason Why Judgment Day is Not on May 21, 2011

Filed in Day of the Lord, Thessalonians 1&2 by on May 20, 2011

The Bible gives at least five specific events that must occur before Judgment Day. In no particular order, they are: 1. Cosmic Disturbances (Joel 2:29-31) 2. Elijah must return (Malachi 4:5) 3. A great apostasy (2 Thessalonians 2:3) 4. Antichrist’s Revelation (2 Thessalonians 2:3) 5. The ungodly rejoicing that there is “peace and security” (1 […]

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Dr. Robert Thomas and II Thessalonians 2

Filed in Day of the Lord, Imminence, Thessalonians 1&2 by on April 19, 2011

Robert Thomas and II Thessalonians 2 A Critique by Charles Cooper Dr. Robert L. Thomas’ efforts to defend pretribulational imminence may be likened to gymnastic contortions with his exegesis of II Thessalonians 2:1-3, and suggest either a deliberate attempt to deceive his readers or an ignorance of the whole counsel of the Word of God. […]

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